What Types of Hair Loss Does PRP Treat?

If you’re bothered by thinning hair or the premature loss of hair, you may be a candidate for hair restoration using substances your body makes naturally.

At Bergen Aesthetics, Dr. Heripsime Ohanian uses revolutionary platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to promote natural hair growth. Through a series of injections, this treatment can stimulate new hair growth and help you achieve long-term results.

What to know about PRP therapy

Platelet-rich plasma is a form of regenerative medicine, and it’s created from substances found naturally in your blood. PRP contains special growth factors that trigger the growth of new, healthy cells.

Traditionally, PRP is used to repair damaged tissue to help you heal more efficiently from conditions like ligament and muscle tears. It’s also used to treat arthritis and other chronic conditions.

When it comes to hair loss, Dr. Ohanian can inject PRP directly into your scalp to stimulate the growth of new hair follicles and trigger new hair growth. As a result, your natural hair grows faster and thicker than it might before treatment.

How PRP therapy for hair loss works

To obtain the PRP needed for your hair restoration procedure, Dr. Ohanian draws a sample of your blood and prepares it in a centrifuge. This device quickly spins the blood to separate out the different components, including platelets and plasma. These substances are combined to form the PRP, which she injects into your scalp in the areas where your hair is thinning.

PRP can treat several kinds of hair loss. It’s appropriate for thinning and lost hair that occurs when your hair follicles shrink due to the natural aging process. 

You can also benefit from PRP injections if you have genetic issues that cause hair loss, such as androgenetic alopecia, a condition commonly known as male pattern baldness.

Expectations for PRP hair restoration

After your injections, the growth factors in PRP prompt your body to create new hair follicles. PRP also helps improve the health of your existing follicles to preserve the growth and appearance of the hair you still have.

It takes time for new follicles to grow and produce hair. In many cases, results are noticeable after the first treatment, but Dr. Ohanian may schedule a series of injections to help you achieve optimal results. As everyone has their own unique needs when it comes to hair restoration, she customizes your treatment plan based on the severity of your hair loss.

Typically, within three months of your PRP injections, hair begins to grow from the new follicles. With additional treatments, your results continue to improve in the months afterward. Dr. Ohanian consistently monitors new hair growth to determine if more PRP injections are necessary to increase your satisfaction with the results.

The benefits of PRP hair restoration

One of the biggest benefits of PRP injections for hair restoration is its safety. Since the PRP Dr. Ohanian uses in your treatment comes from your own body, there is little risk for side effects and complications. The in-office PRP injections are quick, and you can expect to get back to your usual routine right after treatment.

Another benefit of PRP for hair restoration is that your results look natural. PRP stimulates the growth of your own natural hair, so you can expect your results to look great and be long lasting.

To find out how PRP can restore thinning and lost hair and revitalize the overall health of your hair, request a hair restoration appointment online today or call our office in Paramus, New Jersey.

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